Tornabuoni Arte pays homage to Alberto Biasi with a solo exhibition held at the Florence-based gallery which opens on Thursday May 26, 2022.
Alberto Biasi (Padua, 1937) is one of the most interesting artists of postwar Italy. He co-founded Group N in Padua and is a pioneer of optical-kinetic research.
Tornabuoni Arte has already dedicated three solo exhibitions to this artist, twice in Par- is (2015 and 2022) and once in London (2017). Around 50 artworks will be exhibited in Florence, with a specific focus on his most recent production of the Torsioni cycle, among the most iconic pieces of Biasi’s oeuvre.
The exhibition also welcomes the addition of historical pieces – part of Biasi’s personal collection – from the 1960s and the 1970s, along with optical-kinetic sculptures.
In addition to Ursula Casamonti’s introduction, the volume that accompanies the exhibition includes critical commentaries, some excerpts from the book Covid -19 Lockdown dell’Arte written by Alberto Biasi during Italy’s first lockdown, and an addendum edited by Marta Previti.
exhibition catalogue edited by Tornabuoni Arte. Texts by Alberto Biasi, Marta Previti and Ursula Casamonti. B/w and colored illustrations, 128 pages, 9,6×12,2 in, Italian/English, 2022.